Garth Brooks Comes out of Baseball Retirement
It's seems that Garth Brooks just can't sit still. Even though the guy just celebrated his 57th birthday the other day, there's no sigh of slowing down.
It isn't enough that he's one of the world's best selling music artists of all time having sold more than 170 million records, he now goes back on the professional baseball field.
The country music legend has been known to come out of retirement before. After taking a 20 year break in country music to raise his daughters, he came back in full force making records and touring with huge success.
Now, Brooks is back on the baseball field with the pros of the game. He's no stranger to these players. In 1998, Garth launched his
Touch 'em All Foundation with major League Baseball.
He also began with a short career in baseball, signing with the San Diego Padres in 1998 and 1999. His performance failed him a spot on the roster. The next season he joined the New York Mets, where he went 0 for 17 at bat. That didn't work.
Four years later, he returned to baseball, this time with the Kansas City Royals. It was there that he got his first and only hit during a Spring training game.
Now, he's back. This time it's with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Garth said, "As a celebrity, they haven't cut me yet. If you haven't got speed, haven't got fielding, and you can't hit, you have to use what you've got!"